We can all agree that 2022 has ended with a bang while we enter 2023 with hopeful hearts. We’ve had several life-changing events happen this year; some were tragic and heartbreaking and others were full of joy (thank you, Morocco.) Muslim Girls all around the world have broken records, sparked a revolution, fought for freedoms and rights, and thrived in a world that hasn’t always been the kindest. Alhamdulillah, all praise is to Allah (SWT) for each blessing that may have seemed out of reach in the past.
To celebrate everything that has happened in the Muslim Girl world, here is a list of the top 10 most-read articles from 2022.
HONORABLE MENTION: Why Muslims must oppose the Abortion Ban
The 2021 Abortion Ban in the US caused major controversy across the country. Muslim Americans got together and wrote an open letter to the Muslim Community, which was also in an uproar over the law.
Released in 2021, and still causing quite the stir, this open letter by Muslim Advocates is in our honorable mentions for 2022! Read the letter here.
10. 9 GEN Z MUSLIM WOMEN Who ARE TAKING OVER THE INTERNET
Our Muslim youth are on the rise! With social media being at the forefront of communication and entertainment, Gen Z women have taken over by finessing their skills and using their respective platforms to influence the younger generation in a positive way.
Read about the 9 most influential Gen Z Muslim women who are slowly taking over social media with their fashion, fitness, and lifestyles!
9. 9 FASHION TRENDS FOR MUSLIM WOMEN
Fashion trends are always changing. In 2022, we had some spectacular modest fashion trends for Muslim women – and in 2023, we’re sure to have some fabulous new ones. And even though 2023 will bring us new trends, we’re sure the trends of 2022 will still be highly relevant.
8. LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: MUSLIM GIRL OPENS PAID PITCHES
Amani and her MG team have been working tirelessly running our minority-run and female-funded organization. And on International Women’s Day 2022, Amani, with the help of some amazing partners and organizations, introduced paid pitches to the Muslim Girl family.
Read her full letter, and learn more details about paid pitches, here!
7. IS CRYPTOCURRENCY HALAL IN ISLAM?
In an age where crypto and bitcoin have become the main sources of investment for many people all over the world, a question stills looms above us: Is crypto really halal in Islam? Are we even allowed to invest in crypto and bitcoin?
In this article Muslim Girl’s digital content editor, Maliya Naz, delves into the many different opinionated answers to the question and discusses options with an open mind.
6. MS. MARVEL’S IMAN VELLANI: “CULTURE AND RELIGION WERE NEVER THE MAIN THING”
2022 was full of many firsts for the Muslim community, including the very first Marvel TV show with a Muslim American protagonist. Ms. Marvel actress, Iman Vellani, has been breaking stereotypes and marching across the Marvel Cinematic Universe to proudly showcase and represent Muslims across the globe.
Muslim Girl had the opportunity to ask her, and the writers of the show, a few questions – and you can read their thoughts here!
5. ANDREW TATE CONVERTS TO ISLAM: SEPARATING CULTURE AND RELIGION
A controversial man across the board, and a man that has said some very questionable things about our beautiful religion, Andrew Tate, has accepted Islam. And while any person who accepts Islam is a win for Muslims and our Ummah, the many controversies surrounding Andrew Tate have made it difficult for Muslim women to join the celebration.
This article deconstructs the thoughts and opinions Tate had before accepting Islam about the treatment and status of women within Islam.
4. 7 SCRIPTURES ON OPPRESSION FROM QURAN & HADITH
Over the last century, Muslims have faced many trials and tribulations as an Ummah. We’ve seen first-hand the injustices Muslims are subjected to, and it breaks our hearts. But this is a natural part of the world, and Allah (SWT) has given us many verses from the Quran with lessons that can help us deal with oppression. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has left us many valuable pieces of advice that we can use in our lives to overcome the sadness we feel from seeing the unjust times our fellow Muslims are going through.
3. HOW MUSLIMS SHOULD APPROACH THE JIHAD AGAINST PORN ADDICTION
With the increase of technology, porn has continued to grow as an extremely profitable business – but at the cost of relationships, mental health, and attitudes. With the privacy of your phone or laptop, porn addictions have become a very serious and concerning issue all over the world. It’s even more unfortunate that the struggle against stopping these addictions in today’s world has proven to be extremely difficult.
This article offers tips and advice on how individuals can overcome their battles against porn addictions and how we as a community can help those suffering from the addiction as well.
2. 13 SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES MENTIONED IN THE QURAN
People are always so shocked when they find out that some of our modern-day methods and scientific facts and discoveries have already been mentioned and referred to in the Holy Quran. The word of Allah (SWT) contains the truth about things we could never even fathom, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise when people are only just discovering things that have already been established since the beginning of time – or in this case, 1400 years ago.
Read the compilation of 13 pieces of scientific discoveries with evidence from the Almighty Allah (SWT.)
1. 4 Powerful Duas for Depression
Each human being who will come to this earth and has already passed on from this earth will be tested. We will all face our own trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, humans aren’t as strong as we think we are – and sometimes we can’t comprehend the hardships we are facing, which can lead to feelings of sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness.
Allah (SWT,) has provided us with many different ways we can deal with these feelings, including the four very powerful duas mentioned in this listicle.
While 2022 has been a rollercoaster of a year, we’ve definitely had many successes to celebrate, Alhamdulillah! Let’s all pray that as we enter into the new year, we continue experiencing and seeing our fellow Muslims thrive and succeed all over the world.